By Emmanuel S. Nelson
There has been a dramatic resurgence of curiosity in early African American writing. because the unintentional rediscovery and republication of Harriet Wilson's Our Nig in 1983, the works of dozens of nineteenth and early twentieth century black writers were recovered and reprinted. there's now an important revival of curiosity within the Harlem Renaissance of the Nineteen Twenties; and within the final decade by myself, numerous significant tests of 18th and nineteenth century African American literature were released. Early African American literature builds on a robust oral culture of songs, folktales, and sermons. Slave narratives started to appear through the overdue 18th and early nineteenth century, and later writers started to interact quite a few topics in different genres.
A primary aim of this reference e-book is to supply a wide-ranging creation to the 1st two hundred years of African American literature. integrated are alphabetically prepared entries for seventy eight black writers lively among 1745 and 1945. between those writers are essayists, novelists, brief tale writers, poets, playwrights, and autobiographers. every one access is written via a professional contributor and gives a biography, a dialogue of significant works and issues, an summary of the author's serious reception, and first and secondary bibliographies. the quantity concludes with a particular, normal bibliography.
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